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Sep 14, 2010 4:44 PM by Melissa Canone

Bomb Alert at Eiffel Tower

PARIS (AP) - Paris' Eiffel Tower and its immediate surroundings
have been evacuated amid French news reports of a bomb alert.
An AP photographer on the site saw several busloads of police
officers under the famous tower. An officer on the site says the
tower and the nearby Champs de Mars park have been evacuated but
has declined to give any other details. About 2,500 people were
affected.
Tourists are still on the nearby sidewalks, however, and road
traffic continues to circulate.
French media reported that Tuesday's evacuation followed a bomb
alert. Further information was not immediately available. Paris
police headquarters did not return numerous calls.

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